A WOMAN is feared to have been eaten alive by a pack of untamed bears after changing into misplaced in a forest when she reportedly stormed off from a marriage.

Yana Balobanova, 24, made determined emergency calls from her cell to say she was misplaced in a distant a part of Sverdlovsk, Russia – however rescuers had been unable to search out her.


Yana Balobanova went lacking after leaving a good friend’s wedding ceremony in a Russian forest[/caption]

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It’s feared the 24-year-old was attacked by a pack of untamed bears[/caption]

Groups used skilled sniffer canine in a bid to trace her path – however the search animals grew to become agitated when her path crossed with the odor of a number of brown bears, in keeping with experiences.

Footprints from a number of beasts had been additionally noticed – resulting in fears Yana was attacked and killed.

Yana was at a good friend’s small wedding ceremony social gathering, held within the forest close to Severouralsk, when she reportedly had a row with one other visitor – prompting her to go away alone and discover her method out of the thick timber.

Search efforts have continued for greater than a month since she went lacking – however no hint of her or her stays have been found.

Wildlife inspector Andrei Sakulin: mentioned: “It’s now not doable to hope that the girl can be discovered alive.”

There have been footprints of a mom bear and cubs which meant the spot was “very harmful for people”, he mentioned.

“If an individual by chance finds themselves between a bear and her cubs, the predator can assault instantly and harshly, with out growls and warnings,” Mr Sakulin added.

“Bears assault with lightning pace, as much as 60kph (37mph) – so it’s unattainable to run away. 

‘“Presently of 12 months male bears additionally behave aggressively.”

Yana’s stays could have been buried by bears, it was reported. 

Her distraught father Yakov Balobanov informed E1: “The canine reached a sure place within the forest and got here very near the handler’s toes.”

He added that they had been terrified of bears close by and it’s “doable a bear received her” as she had no expertise of surviving alone within the forest.


After leaving the marriage celebrations, Yana known as the emergency companies as soon as within the night, and a second time early the next morning – however then her calls stopped and there was no hint of her after.

A video reveals rescuers trying to find Yana and calling her identify.

Natalia Volkova, head of Proryv volunteer search squad, mentioned: “We got here throughout an previous man who was selecting berries within the forest.

“He remembered her as a result of he was shocked to see a younger girl there on their lonesome. 

“Search canine picked up her odor nevertheless it has not led to something but.”


Rescuers have been trying to find Yana for greater than a month[/caption]


No hint of Yana has been found but[/caption]